Columbia/Regular Action


dggc

Though it's not a good feeling..it's nice they give you a feedback on what are your weakenesses..or I wonder if they just tell everybody that...


Guys..I am wondering if this is a standard text they send to everybody to get people to spend 80 extra dollars or I should bother to reapply, if that's the case. Can y'all tell me if this text appears on your letters? tkx

Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law Schools LL.M. Program. We regret to inform you that the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and concluded that we are unable to offer you admission to the 2011-2012 program. We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying next year, after you have gained additional law-related work experience.

<blockquote>Though it's not a good feeling..it's nice they give you a feedback on what are your weakenesses..or I wonder if they just tell everybody that...</blockquote>

Guys..I am wondering if this is a standard text they send to everybody to get people to spend 80 extra dollars or I should bother to reapply, if that's the case. Can y'all tell me if this text appears on your letters? tkx

Thank you for your interest in Columbia Law School’s LL.M. Program. We regret to inform you that the Admissions Committee has reviewed your application and concluded that we are unable to offer you admission to the 2011-2012 program. We were very impressed with your academic credentials and therefore hope that you will consider reapplying next year, after you have gained additional law-related work experience.
quote
jessgiwang

Dear dggc, do not look down on this letter...even though they might send some outstanding applicants like you by this form, at least it pointed out the only weakness of your file. I think most schools just send one type of letter if they refuse you application. So keep in good faith & good luck!

Dear dggc, do not look down on this letter...even though they might send some outstanding applicants like you by this form, at least it pointed out the only weakness of your file. I think most schools just send one type of letter if they refuse you application. So keep in good faith & good luck!
quote
piscesDD

dggc: I can't comment on whether that is standard text, but they state unequivocally in their admission requirements that strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of work experience after earning their first law degree, waived only in exceptional cases. I agree with the above post - I wouldn't take it as a bad thing!

dggc: I can't comment on whether that is standard text, but they state unequivocally in their admission requirements that strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of work experience after earning their first law degree, waived only in exceptional cases. I agree with the above post - I wouldn't take it as a bad thing!
quote
dggc

dggc: I can't comment on whether that is standard text, but they state unequivocally in their admission requirements that strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of work experience after earning their first law degree, waived only in exceptional cases. I agree with the above post - I wouldn't take it as a bad thing!


Guys..don't get me wrong..Yes, i was aware of the admission criteria. it is not a matter of looking down upon the letter. I thought it was great to point out the weakness of my file as I'd said in previous posts..But if that text is sent out to every rejected candidate is has to be weighed accordingly in my calculations...as for keeping the faith..Being rejected is part of the process..I have been admitted to other schools as well

<blockquote>dggc: I can't comment on whether that is standard text, but they state unequivocally in their admission requirements that strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of work experience after earning their first law degree, waived only in exceptional cases. I agree with the above post - I wouldn't take it as a bad thing!</blockquote>

Guys..don't get me wrong..Yes, i was aware of the admission criteria. it is not a matter of looking down upon the letter. I thought it was great to point out the weakness of my file as I'd said in previous posts..But if that text is sent out to every rejected candidate is has to be weighed accordingly in my calculations...as for keeping the faith..Being rejected is part of the process..I have been admitted to other schools as well
quote
LLMgirl123

They are very strict on the law-related work experience criteria. A friend of mine had 6 years of work experience (non law related) but it was before he did his law degree (in the UK one can do law as a postgrad, i.e. the Graduate Diploma in Law) and they told him that the work experience had to have been done AFTER his degree.

@dggc, if you really want to go to Columbia you should definitely re-apply once you have legal work experience.

They are very strict on the law-related work experience criteria. A friend of mine had 6 years of work experience (non law related) but it was before he did his law degree (in the UK one can do law as a postgrad, i.e. the Graduate Diploma in Law) and they told him that the work experience had to have been done AFTER his degree.

@dggc, if you really want to go to Columbia you should definitely re-apply once you have legal work experience.
quote
asingzon

I was accepted to Columbia, the admission decision was emailed to me this morning.

I was accepted to Columbia, the admission decision was emailed to me this morning.
quote
dierome

Though it's not a good feeling..it's nice they give you a feedback on what are your weakenesses..or I wonder if they just tell everybody that...


It seems it´s not the standard message. They can either reject you by wishing you "luck in your future endeavors" or encouraging to apply again the following year.

At least that´s how it was last year. I was rejected because of lack of work experience and, after earning some during the past 12 months, I reapplied again and I am now waiting for their decision.

I guess we will soon find out whether that´s true or maybe just a polite way of being rejected.

<blockquote>Though it's not a good feeling..it's nice they give you a feedback on what are your weakenesses..or I wonder if they just tell everybody that...</blockquote>

It seems it´s not the standard message. They can either reject you by wishing you "luck in your future endeavors" or encouraging to apply again the following year.

At least that´s how it was last year. I was rejected because of lack of work experience and, after earning some during the past 12 months, I reapplied again and I am now waiting for their decision.

I guess we will soon find out whether that´s true or maybe just a polite way of being rejected.
quote
BAPP

Am I the only one who is still waiting?

Am I the only one who is still waiting?
quote
klaw22

I'm still waiting too. Has anyone who applied for an International Law/Human Rights oriented LLM heard back from Columbia yet?

I'm still waiting too. Has anyone who applied for an International Law/Human Rights oriented LLM heard back from Columbia yet?
quote
dggc

Though it's not a good feeling..it's nice they give you a feedback on what are your weakenesses..or I wonder if they just tell everybody that...


It seems it´s not the standard message. They can either reject you by wishing you "luck in your future endeavors" or encouraging to apply again the following year.

At least that´s how it was last year. I was rejected because of lack of work experience and, after earning some during the past 12 months, I reapplied again and I am now waiting for their decision.

I guess we will soon find out whether that´s true or maybe just a polite way of being rejected.


OH thanks! now that is clarifying..I'v got my fingers crossed for you..plz let us know how it goes!

<blockquote><blockquote>Though it's not a good feeling..it's nice they give you a feedback on what are your weakenesses..or I wonder if they just tell everybody that...</blockquote>

It seems it´s not the standard message. They can either reject you by wishing you "luck in your future endeavors" or encouraging to apply again the following year.

At least that´s how it was last year. I was rejected because of lack of work experience and, after earning some during the past 12 months, I reapplied again and I am now waiting for their decision.

I guess we will soon find out whether that´s true or maybe just a polite way of being rejected. </blockquote>

OH thanks! now that is clarifying..I'v got my fingers crossed for you..plz let us know how it goes!
quote
Aurora180

Am I the only one who is still waiting?


I am still waiting too. Take it easy. Our decisions will be released soon. However, Columbia will not change our lives whether we get in or not. Take it easy~

<blockquote>Am I the only one who is still waiting?</blockquote>

I am still waiting too. Take it easy. Our decisions will be released soon. However, Columbia will not change our lives whether we get in or not. Take it easy~
quote
BAPP

You are completely right. Thanks.

You are completely right. Thanks.
quote
sevalec

I am still waitng too ... for Columbia, NYU, UCLA and Georgetown!!!!!

I am still waitng too ... for Columbia, NYU, UCLA and Georgetown!!!!!
quote

Did anyone receive fin-aid from CLS so far? Do you know how that works if you are admitted? Thanks for your input and congrats to all already admitted.

Did anyone receive fin-aid from CLS so far? Do you know how that works if you are admitted? Thanks for your input and congrats to all already admitted.
quote
BAPP

Just received an admission email!

Just received an admission email!
quote
LLMgirl123

@labrujaveron - I applied for fin aid but didn't get it - they said so in the admission letter.

@labrujaveron - I applied for fin aid but didn't get it - they said so in the admission letter.
quote
steve_zeh

I am in, pooooooorraaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! E-mail received at 10:41 NY time. I am so happy!!!! Thank's riddle and bg for all the support!!!! New York, here we go!!!!!!!!!

I am in, pooooooorraaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! E-mail received at 10:41 NY time. I am so happy!!!! Thank's riddle and bg for all the support!!!! New York, here we go!!!!!!!!!
quote
dggc

hehehe congratulations! so spontaneous..ahahaha...

hehehe congratulations! so spontaneous..ahahaha...
quote
riddle

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is high time you had good news!!!!

You deserve it! Now you can take the weight off your back!!! Enjoy it!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is high time you had good news!!!!

You deserve it! Now you can take the weight off your back!!! Enjoy it!
quote
BAPP

Congratulations! Let's all meet in NY this fall!

Congratulations! Let's all meet in NY this fall!
quote

Reply to Post

Related Law Schools

New York City, New York 1495 Followers 1039 Discussions

Other Related Content

LLM GUIDE Focus on Student Life: New York City

Article Jul 01, 2006

Living and studying in a city that never sleeps

Hot Discussions